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A warrior (Bruno) and a small dragon (Fiona) team up for fun and plunder in this fantasy comic strip.

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Postby Connacek on Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:59 am

This is not just fun, it's... um, really really fun!
(I need to go back to creative writing class, I think. My lit skills have gotten... something. You know.)

Where did the book go? Did the fire need the book to generate the ducky?
I love the idea that Ailix even HAS a ducky. btw.
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Postby Tim Tylor on Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:29 pm

Not a ducky - The Ducky. Sacred legend tells of how a hunted duck flew to Ailix for succour, and he sheltered it in his own bath. Then as now, the well-off and comfortable saw the poor and disposessed as but a nuisance and a drain on the nation's resources. Vexed at this, Ailix preached a sermon about the bird. Would any of you, he said, not do as I did and give succour to a sweet little duck in need? And they said, There is not one here but would aid a cute ducky. And Ailix said, And yet you would refuse such aid to your own human brethren? And they said, Good point. And Ailix held up a home-made polystyrene ducky. I have made this for myself, he said, to remind me to be as charitable to all creatures as I would be to a cute duck. Go likewise and make yourself duckies, and these shall remind you likewise. And this they did, and so the custom of bath duckies came to be.
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Postby Connacek on Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:20 pm

This is the best mythmaking I've heard in a long time. (When added to the existing body of work Ian's doing here, of course; these all build on a history of some kind...) Worship The Ducky!

On a similar note, then, here's a point of curiosity. Where did we get the notion that the 3 kings were Caspar, Balthazar and Melchior? (Variants in spelling abound.) Were those names just picked out for that song, or did they exist before? And was there any significance to the choice of these names? Like, if I had generated the names it would mean something different if I said they were Leroy, Kwame, and Jefferson than if I said they were Paddy, Conor and Seamus.
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Postby Ian McDonald on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:12 pm

One part of the legend that Tim forgot to mention was that during the duck hunt, Ailix's Vice-Messiah accidentally shot one of the Apostles. Oddly enough, this was edited out of the Book of Ailix! :wink:

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Postby JONJONAUG on Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:49 pm

...I haven't laughed so much at a joke in a long time.

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Postby Limax on Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:42 am

I'm having a hard time recalling, are the followers of Ailix inclined to worship idols, or is this a 'new' thought by the pope? (The Story of Moses comes to mind in regards to idols)
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Idols?

Postby Connacek on Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:40 pm

They're not idols, they're "accessories". "Memorabilia" perhaps, or "talismans". Unless, of course, one believes as I do:
Worship The Ducky!
THEN they're idols. (Here in America, Idols are very popular. They outdrew the Grammies and have chased many cheesy sitcoms into other time slots.)

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Postby mouse on Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:07 pm

if rubber duckies were idols, then bath time would be idling with idols.
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